Welcome to the Oswestry Youth Music Festival 2023.

We were delighted to be back bigger than ever in March and we look forward to another exciting Festival in 2023, with some new classes.

The vocal classes have become increasingly popular over the last 10 years, with Musical Theatre classes becoming so big that some years ago we split each one into two halves. We have also now made changes to three of the Own Choice vocal classes in order to reduce their size. From now on, Pop and Easy Listening including Rock will have their own classes for the 12, 15 and 18 & under age groups – please see class numbers 61, 65 and 70. We have trophies for each of the three new classes and our grateful thanks go to all the donors.

The Syllabus

The closing date for entries is Friday 20th January 2023 at 1.00 pm, so please make sure that you get them to us in good time. In these difficult financial times, we have decided once again not to increase the entry fees, although there will be a small increase in the fee for requesting an official accompanist. This will increase from £5 to £6.

Our adjudicators for 2023 are Rhys Matthews, Philip Dewhirst and Alan MacLean, all of whom have proved to be excellent adjudicators in previous years. Our adjudicator for the Finals Concert is Stephen Roberts, the chair of the British and International Federation of Festivals. We look forward to welcoming them all back.

Logo Competition

Please find below the entry form for this year's Logo competition. The winner of this year's design will be selected by the Festival committee and will be presented with their prize by the Mayor. Entry forms should be submitted to the Guildhall no later than Friday 20th January 2023. There is no entry fee for this competition.

Logo Competition

Safe Guarding Policy 2022

Please click on the link below to view the Oswestry Youth Music Festival Safe Guarding Policy.

Safe Guarding Policy 2022



If you would like to act as a volunteer at the festival, or join the festival committee, we would love to hear from you. Please contact the Guildhall 01691 680222 or myself (details below). The Festival's Facebook page can be found under Oswestry Youth Music Festival and frequent updates are posted there, along with answers to queries.

We look forward to receiving your entries.

Sue Turner (Festival Organiser)

Tel: 01691 680550 Mob:07977 617793 Email:susanhturner(at)hotmail.co.uk

For Further Information

If you require more details please contact David Clough.

Oswestry Town Council,
The Guildhall,
SY11 1PZ

Tel: 01691 680222
E-mail: davidclough(at)oswestry-tc.gov.uk